Vaccination has revolutionised control of infectious disease in our pets. It is essential that all pets are adequately vaccinated to help protect the pet population as a whole. Responsible pet care requires puppies and kittens to be given their initial course of vaccinations, but this does not protect them for the rest of their lives. Adult dogs and cats require regular booster vaccinations to maintain immunity against disease. Its important to also note that rabbits and ferrets also require regular vaccinations! An equally important part of the vaccination is the health check with each visit.
Following vaccination your pet may be a little quiet or off-colour for a day or two, or may have some slight swelling or tenderness at the injection site. Access to food and water and a comfortable area to rest are usually all that is required for a quick recovery. However, if the response seems more severe, you should contact us for advice.
If you’re uncertain about your pets current vaccination status, please speak with our Staff to discuss your vaccination needs. If you have a number of concerns to discuss at the annual check-up and vaccination, we recommend booking an extended consultation.